Bourns College of Engineering

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Bourns College of Engineering
Type Public
Established 1989[1]
Dean Reza Abbaschian [2]
Academic staff
88 [3]
Undergraduates 2,227 [3]
Postgraduates 416 [3]
Location Riverside, CA, California, USA

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, or commonly known as Bourns Engineering or BCOE, is an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology-accredited College of Engineering located in Riverside, California on the campus of the University of California, Riverside. The Bourns College of Engineering was established in 1989, and named in honor of Marlan Bourns, a B.S. physics graduate of the University of Michigan and Rosemary Bourns, founders of Bourns, Inc.[4][5]

Bourns Hall
Winston Chung Hall
Winston Chung Hall, part of the Engineering complex

Notable research centers include the Center for Environmental Research & Technology, the Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering, and the Center for Research in Intelligent Systems.[6]

Departments and programs[edit]

The Bourns College of Engineering has five departments and one interdepartmental program, all of which are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the nationally recognized accrediting body for engineering programs.

  • Bioengineering (BE)
  • Chemical & Environmental Engineering (CEE)
  • Computer Science & Engineering (CS&E)
  • Computer Engineering (CEN)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Material Science & Engineering (MSE Program)


The college offers the following degrees:

Research centers[edit]

  • The Center for Bioengineering Research (CBR)
  • The Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT)
  • Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)
  • Center for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS)
  • Ubiquitous Communication by Light Center (UC-Light)

Professional student organizations[edit]

Diversity Organizations[edit]

Professional Engineering Societies[edit]

Honor Societies[edit]

Undergraduate summer research programs[edit]

  • Mentoring Year-round in Biological Engineering, Science and Technology (MYBEST)
  • International Research Experience for Students (IRES)
  • Building Bridges across Riverside Program
  • Summer Undergrad Nanoscale Research Institute for Science and Engineering (SUNRISE)
  • Bioengineering Research Institute for Technical Excellence (BRITE)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "A Short History of BCOE", College of Engineering, 2010, University of California, Riverside, webpage: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-03-25. .
  2. ^ Welcome from the Dean: Archived April 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c The Bourns Difference: Quick Facts Archived April 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "UC Riverside College of Engineering Hires Thirteen New Faculty Members" (Press release). University of California, Riverside. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Erickson Oral History" (PDF). University of California, Riverside,. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  6. ^ "UCR Research". University of California, Riverside, Office of Research. Retrieved 2007-08-10. 

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Coordinates: 33°58′30″N 117°19′37″W / 33.97500°N 117.32694°W / 33.97500; -117.32694